Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George VI)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Padgham
Initials:   W.J.
Rank:   Lance Corporal
Army No.:  6404717
Notes:   CMP. 53 Div Pro Coy. 13/6/40 enlisted in the Royal Sussex Regiment, 25/1/41 transferred to CMP. 6/5/45 Died. He was born in London W and resided in Sussex. Inscription on gravestone: I'll walk behind you. He was the last Military Policeman to die in the European Campaign before the final German Surrender came into effect at midnight 8/9 May, 1945. Casualty List 1758, Western Europe, Died as a result of an accident, 6/5/1945. William Jenkin Padgham.

Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 6th May 1945
Company: 53 DIV PRO COY
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